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THE RECORDER - Iy51-iy40 

Toronto Bible College 


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.V (Change oj Day. Uur Ciiaduaiion 
I xercises this year will be held on 
liuirsday, April 28th, as another in- 

tution has a prior claim on the 

\ arsity Arena for the 29th. For the 

•>t time in its history the College 

-sion will close on the last Thursday 
iistead of the last Friday of April. 
This will probably be the annual day 

.:/ Bouquet of Bills. The first con- 
tribution toward the building which 
the College has purchased in its new 
' : ward step was made by the students 
cmsclves. .'\t the end of last term, 
during their Christmas festivities, the 
Head Boy presented to the Principal 
bouquet of ten dollar bills, repre- 
iiting a spontaneous gift on the part 
the student body and expressing 
cir appreciation of the College and 
cir joy in the prospect of its enlarge- 
on t. 

The Day of Prayer. Ihc first Tues- 
day of February was spent in the 
same way as last year. The regular pro- 
gramme of lectures was set aside, and 
the whole day was devoted to prayer 
and waiting upon God. The plan 
varied ver\' little from last year. Dur- 
ing the first two hours, the Faculty 
and the whole student body were in 
the Assembly Hall. For the last hour 
in the morning, the three classes met 
in their respective rooms, under three 
of the instructors. The meetings in 
the afternoon were conducted by the 
leaders of the Cabinet and the De- 
votional Committee. The Evening 
Classes continued the services of the 
day in a similar way. They first met 
together in the .Assembly Hall, under 
Mr. Hyde and Mr. Burns, and after 
wards divided into separate groups. 
The spiritual life of the College has 
never been steadier or stronger than 
it is to-day. 


Congested Class Rooms. The en- 
rolment of students in the College has 
reached the highest point in our his- 
tory. The Assembly Hall every morn- 
ing is crowded to the corners and tlie 
overflow in the gallery above often 
more than half fills it. The first-year 

students, numbering 137, have to 
crowd into a room originally seated 
for 100. Thus the present building is 
surging with earnest and joyous young 
Christian life, which is all ready to 
overflow into the new building when 
it is opened for us in the fall. 

A Wavh to ti|p iSitbgpt S>rrrptarip0 

One of the finest pieces of work 
carried on for the College is that which 
is rendered by the secretaries of the 
various classes in preparing and cir- 
culating theif respective class budgets. 
It is a labour of love and devotion. It 
not onh' preser\'es the class fellowship 
when its members scatter throughout 
the world in the serxice of Christ, but 
it also helps to keep the Bible College 
in touch with its great family. 

Copies of these budgets come to the 
office of the College and the letters 
they contain are read with great in- 
terest, especially by the Principal and 
Mrs. McXicol. We are interested in 
following the life and work of every 
member of the family. What we look 
for is not so much a piece of sermon- 
izing — we can get that better elsewhere 
— but those bits of personal history or 
personal experience that come fresh 
from the lives of the writers and illu- 
minate the conditions under which 
each is carrying on his or her service 
wherever it may be in the world. 
Familiar letters of this personal kind 
are the most helpful in preserxing both 
the class fellowship and the College 

These budget letters do two things 
for us. They keep the living person- 
alities of our former students in our 

remembrance through all the years 
since their graduation, and they bring 
the whole world before us, for the 
letters in these budgets come from the 
mission fields of all the continents. 

The I'rincipal has been glad to con- 
tribute occasionally to some of these 
budgets when requested by the class 
secretary. But these requests have been 
so frequent of late that he has not 
been able to meet them all. The budg- 
ets, too, are Increasing with each 
succeeding year. He has appreciated 
the Interest that has prompted those 
who have made these requests. But 
he has also appreciated the consider- 
ation that has led others to refrain 
from making them. The Principal and 
Mrs. McNicol are just as much inter- 
ested in those former students who 
have not received any direct personal 
message from them in their class budg- 
ets as they are in those students who 
have already received several such 
messages. With such a large and grow- 
ing family, and wnth so many gradu- 
ating classes now out in the world, 
the Principal feels that henceforth he 
should be allowed to send his messages 
to all the classes through the College 
"Recorder" and the Prayer Fellowship 
letters which eo to all alike. 


of the College will be held on 

SUNDAY. APRIL 24. at 1 1 a.m. 

in the Assembly Hall. 

Address by Rev. T. B. Hyde 

Kiirnd- of the College are cordially invited to attend. 


C^fiiruiJf ymuir "M 

In I he doalh of Gertrude Poguc in 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January 
10, another name was added to the 
number of members of llie Bible Col- 
IiL-^e family who have laid down their 
^'3 on the foreign mission field. In 
: brief teran of service in Ethiopia 

• had been called to pass through 
.:cat trial, including the tragic death 
1 ! her fiance, Tom Devers, and her 

II serious illness and operation, all 
which she bore with that quiet 
ience and courage which always 

aracterized her. 

IJefore she went out to the field her 

• had been telling at home. Her 
I ristian character and testimony had 

Tted a deep and widespread influ- 

ence, especially among young people. 
This was very manifest in the memo- 
rial services which were held in For- 
ward Baptist Church, Toronto, where 
she was converted, in the Baptist 
church in Lindsay where she ad- 
dressed a farewell meeting when leaving 
for the field, and in her home church 
at Reaboro, which was crowded on the 
occasion by those who knew and loved 
her. Principal McNicol, and two of 
her fellow missionaries from the Bible 
College, Jack Percy of Nigeria and 
John Trewin of Ethiopia, attended all 
these services and took part in them. 
The sympathy of the Bible College 
family goes out to all those who sorrow 
for her loss. 

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ElUn (CallanJJpr, »pg. N.. ('31 ) 

Ellen Callander came to the College 
in 1928 to prepare for foreign mission- 
ary service. She had been associated 
with the Meadowview Mission in 
Guelph, and had proved herself a very 
useful worker. During her last year at 
College she w'as Head Girl. She has 
since graduated in nursing from the 
Hamilton GeneraLHo^^ital. On Dec. 
26 she left for, South 'America w-here 
she will serve under the Evangelical 
I nion of South America. 

^ fiutii Prraurr ('3j) 

Ever since she was 12 years of age. 
I\ ith Pecover has had the mission 

d in view. Before taking her course 

the College she graduated from 

I familton Normal School as a kinder- 

:ten teacher. During the past two 

irs she has been engaged in work 
V. iih the City Mission, Hamilton. She 
left on March 1 for Kenya Colony 
under the Africa Inland Mission. 


JHra. <8po. ffi. fHrAlplup (E. (C. '37) 
As Frances Woods, Mrs. McAlpinci 
attended T.B.C. Evening Classes for] 
3 years, graduating last April. She 
carried on a faithful and effective work 
among the primary children in Dawes 
Road Mission. For some time she had 
felt that the Lord had a place for her 
in the foreign field, and He so directed 
her life during the past year that early 
in February she left with her husband 
for service in French Equatorial 

Uiforgr a. farAlpittP (E. (£. '37) 
\ short time after he had conse- 
crated his life to Cod for service either 
at home or abroad, George entered the 
College Evening Classes. During his 
last two years there he was president 
of the Evening Class Cabinet. At the 
same time he found opportunities for 
witness in various places in Toronto. 
Less than a year ago he received a 
definite call to the foreign mission 
field, ard he is already on his way to 
French Equatorial Africa under the 
Sudan I'nited ^^lssion. 

Toronto Branch Alumni 

Devotional Meeting 

March 1 1 

in the College Assembly Hall 

at 8.00 p.m. 

We expect to organize an 


that evening. 

It i.s important that EVERY 

MEMBER attend. 

SmnnrJi IBarr ('35) 

Leonard Warr was led, under Rev. 
John Hall, to dedicate his life for 
foreign missionary service, and came to 
the College from Hamilton wMth that 
purpose in view. During his course 
and in the years since, God has used 
him in various types of His mission 
work. South America has been on his 
heart for some years, and in November 
he sailed for Amazonia where he will 
serve under the Unevangelized Fields 

The Fourth Issue o 

f the 


(the annual publication 






available at the offi 


Price 50c 


(Enriiutn Alumni ^anqurt 

ill banqiicis was tiicJ liccoinc tamiliai with the iiKxicrn mis- 

A new idea 
oui and found to be very successful, 
in connection with the annual social 
t-atliering of the Toronto Branch of 
Alumni Association, on January 
-1. The number in our College family 
w ho have taken up residence in foreign 
parts has increased so much from year 
to year that between twenty and 
thirty missionaries were home on fur- 
Kiiiirh during the Christmas and New 
^ ar season of 1937/38. In order to 
tia\e the inspiration of their presence 
and the benefit of their experience, it 
was decided to ha\"e the banquet of 
the Toronto Alumni Association in 
Jtiiuary instead of early in March. 

In addition to the members of the 
I' acuity and the Alumni officers, rep- 
icsentatives were present from Africa 
(Abyssinia, French Equatorial Africa. 
Angola and the Sudan), China, the 
Arctic Circle and the Canadian West. 
U\ er twenty missionaries (including ac- 
cepted missionary candidates for South 
America, India, China and Africa) 
WL-re present and five-minute messages 
were delivered by sixteen of them. 
This presented in a unique way a cross 
section of the world-wide fellowship of 

The difficulties and trials of mis- 
sionary life at home and abroad were 
explained; the joys of Christian serv- 
ice were enumerated; and the possi- 
bilities of the reclamation of the lives 
of men and women, even of those in 
darkest paganism, were illustrated by 
remarkable stories of conversion, from 
all parts of the world mission field. 
We can think of no finer way by 
which Christian people at home can 

S^att) of Prinrt^ial 

■ Mr. John McNicol, father of Princi- 
T)al McNicol, passed to his reward on 
Feb. 27 in his home in Ottawa. The 
funeral service was held in the capital 
on March 1. Mr. McNicol who was in 
his ninety-eighth year came of hardy 

sionary problems than by attendance 
at such a gathering as this. 

By allowing one's imagination to 
take in the meeting as a whole, it was 
quite easy to grasp the importance for 
missionary work of the continuous 
streanr of life going out from the lialls 
of T.B.C. It illustrated, too, how the 
training received here is fitting hun- 
dreds of young men and women each 
year for a wide variety of tasks in the 
Church's missionary enterprise. And 
we can understand the significance of 
our Master's words when He said that 
some seed would bring forth ten, some 
twenty, and some one hundred fold, 
for all parts of the mission field are 
not equally anxious to receive the 
Gospel, and in many places to-day 
the missionary is experiencing active 
opposition to the presentation of the 
Christian Evangel. 

The dining hall of the College was 
filled to capacity with present and 
former students, many of whom had 
come to meet classmates now on fur- 
lough and to say farewell to mission- 
aries returning to the field. 

The service was fittingly terminated 
by a period of family worship by 
Principal McNicol, in which he read 
from the book of Revelation, Chapter 
7, and commended our entire Bible 
College family to the Lord. 

The new officers for the Toronto 
Branch are: 

StafTord Love, '35, President. 

Donald Loveday,'37^\^ce-P resident. 

Florence Dcrbecker, '36, Secretary. 

Laura Marshall, '34, Treasurer. 

Helen Stephen, '31, Social Convener. 

fflriX'irorB Jall]fr 

Scotch stock. He was employed in the 
Finance Department of the Civil Serv- 
ice from which he retired twenty-five 
years ago. He was an elder of the 
Presbyterian Church and for years 
was active in St. Andrews Church, 


Ottawa. Mr. McNicol was one of 
Canada's outstanding amateur horti- 
culturalists — a man who revelled in 
(iikI's LTeat out-ot-doors. 

The sympathy of our Bible College 
family is extended to the Principal and 
the members of his home in this hour 
111 their bereavement. 

Nrma of lEMM. iPamtly 

A daughter, Helen J^atterson, was 
born in Yutaoho, China, in August, to 
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hulse (Ethelwyn 
J. Holland, B.A., '25). 

:\ daughter. Mima Ruth Gwendolyn, 
was born in Winnipeg, on Nov. 28, to 
Rev. ('30) and Mrs^ John Byers, of 
Orillia, Ont. 

Twins, Roberta Lee and Fred Ken- 
neth, were born at Terrell, Texas, on 
Dec. 17, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hatt 
(student '34-'36). 

A son, Gilbert Earl Edward, was 
born in Brantford, on Dec. 27, to Mr. 
and Mrs. Gilbert Pitts (Ruth Phillips 

A son, Stephen, was born on Dec. 20, 
to Mr. ('33) and Mrs. R. Edward Har- 
low (Margaret Burritt '32), of Nyang- 
kundi, Belgian Congo. 

A son, John Malcolm, was born In 
Toronto, on Dec. 13, to Mr. and Mrs. 
James Rennicks (Bessie Ridgley '27). 

A daughter, Ruth Elizabeth, was 
born at Kalene, Northern Rhodesia, 
on Jan. 10, to Mr. and Mrs. George 
Butcher ('35). 

\ son, Duncan Herbert, was born in 
Montreal, on Dec.l, 1936, to Mr. ('35) 

and Mrs. |as. Louden (Hazel Duncan 

A daughter, Lorraine Amy, was 
born in Coleville, Sask., on Feb. 13, 
to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Benjaminson 
(Beulah Brent '34). 

On July 14, in Knox Presbyterian 
Church, Toronto, Miss Margaret Jane 
Clouston and Rev. Tristram W. Fry 
(student '29-'31) were united in mar- 
riage by Rev. Dr. McNicol. 

Margaret J. Milne (E. C. '37) and 
Donald Hill, of Gait, Ont., were mar- 
ried in Toronto, on June 5. Frances 
Woods (E. C. '37) was bridesmaid. 

The marriage of Miss Gladys Gus- 
tard and Kenneth Meredith (student 
'36-'37) took place in Peterborough, 
on Nov. 27. 

Catherine Knechtel (student '33-'36) 
was united in marriage to Edward 
Strome, on Nov. 20, in Kitchener. 

Edith M. Atkinson ('18) and Alex- 
ander W. Galbraith were united in 
marriage in December, at StoufFville. 
They are residing at Newtonbrook. 

The marriage of Evangeline Wil- 
liams ('35) to Harold Dowdell took 
place in Port Dalhousie, on Oct. 16. 


of the 

Bible College Alumni 

will be held in 



at 2.30 p.m. 



car west to the Bloor Street entrance, 
welcome out-of-town friends. 

We shall be glad to 


\ era Ray ('35) and B. C. Lehman, 
15uffalo. N.Y.. were united in mar- 
jo, on Dec. 21, at Minna, Nigeria. 

I ;ioy are stationed at Kuta. 

On New Year's Day, in the Assembly 

I I ill of the College, Frances I. Woods 
. :J George T. McAlpine, both grad- 
ates of last year's Evening Classes, 

c married. Rev. D. A. Burns ('16) 
formed the ceremony, assisted by 
l\c\-. Dr. Andrew Hood. 

Miss Lillian Ray, of Gait, Ont., and 
Burton Hill ('33) were united in mar- 
riage on Oct. 12 in Bremner Baptist 
Church, Gait. They are living in New- 
market, where Mr. Hill is pastor of 
the Friends' Church. 

Former students of the College, 

ng with many others whose lives 

rich ministry has blessed, will 

■ irn the passing of Mrs. Eva Rose 

•rk, which occurred at her home in 

loionto. on Feb. b. 

Richard Oliver ('22) Is doing dopu- 

•:on work for the Sudan Literior 

\r;.-;sion, with his headquarters in 

1 >ronto. 

\Ir. and ALs. A. E. Beard (Jane 
r 'Well '19) have recently come home 
furlough from China, and Beatrice 
|.;^kson ("27), from Nigeria. 

Rev. J. F. Holliday ('21) has com- 
pleted his ministry in Faith Baptist 
Church, Toronto, ami has taken over 
the pastorate of Charlton .\\e. Baptist 
Church Hamilton. 

Rev. Prof. T. W. Isherwood, M.A.. 
who lectured in the College on Doc- 
trine, from 1931 to 1935, has returned 
to England to became rector of the 
.Anglican church at Birkenhead. 

Albert R. Jones (E. C. '31) was 
ordained in Papc Ave. Baptist Church, 
on Feb. 17. Rev. W. F. Roadhouse 
('00) preached the ordination sermon, 
and Rev. Glen Wardell ('13) gave the 
charge to the candidate. Mr. Jones is 
pastor of Keclesdale Baptist N Fission. 

Rev. and Mrs. Leonard F. Geary 
(Margaret Murray '34) have gone to 
Scotland where Mr. Geary is curate 
of St. Thomas' Anglican Church, Edin- 

George W'orling ('3(0, who Is on 
furlough from Nigeria, was ordained 
in Forward Baptist Church on Nov. 9. 
Dr. McNicol was present and was in- 
vited to a seat on the ordination 

Gibson Brown ('35) has been ap- 
pointed pastor of the Christian Church 
at Little Britain. Ont. 


of the 


will be held in the 

Assembly Hall of the College 


at 8.00 p.m. 

THE ALUMNI BANQUET will be held the same evening at b.OO 

when the GRADUATING CLASS will be the guests of the 




Archie McCilviay ('35) is Assistant 
Minister and Director of Music in the 
Metropolitan Tabernacle, Ottawa. 

James Lowden ('35) is pastor of the 
l^aptist churches in Thamesville and 
Louisville, Ont. 

Marion Wilson ('35) and Jean 
Shankland('37) have returned to their 
luMiies in Scotland. 

James Ferguson, B.A., ('33) is a 
student at Knox College, with a view 
to entering the Presbyterian ministry. 

Iner Farmery ('37) is taking the 
medical course at the National Bible 
Instituute, New York. 

During his furlough in Canada, Rev. 
John U. Percy ('32) has acted as sec- 
retary of the Sudan Interior Mission 
in place of Mr. Ernest Jones who has 
been on leave of absence, but who is 
expected to return to his office shortly. 

Frank C. Stevens ('35) was a mem- 
ber of the debating team which re- 
cently won several inter-collegiate 
debates at McMaster University. He 
received an "M", the highest award 
given for this type of debating. 

.\rthur Brcxlic ('36). pastor of the 
Christian and Missionarv Alliance 

Tabernacle at Hopevillc, Ont., was r 
ccntly ordained in Toronto. 

Eva Musser ('36) has been accepted 
by the Unevangelized Fields Mission 
for service in Amazonia. 

Frank Christie ('37) is acting pastor 
of the Baptist church in Dixville, Que. 

Mae Tipping ('37) is engaged in 
Jewish work in Toronto, under the 
Toronto Jewish Mission. 

Joan MacDonald ('37), Edith Sea- 
ger ('37), Eugene Ayton ('34) and 
Sydney Best ('37) are working with 
the Faith Mission at the present time. 

May McCurdy ('37) is doing dep- 
utation work for the Upper Canada 
Tract Society. 

The following graduates are attend- 
ing McMaster University this session: 
Ronald Harmer ('37), James Lowden 
('35), Roy Pitts ('36), Frank Swack- 
hammcr ('37) and Elmore Williamson 

Jos. Richardson ('38) has accepted 
a call to become pastor of the Baptist 
church in Delta, Ont. 

Cameron Orr ('38) has been ap- 
pointed pastor of the Hardington Bap- 
tist Mission, \\'cston. 


of the 

Forty-Fourth Session 

will be held in 


(Near St. George Street) 


at 8.00 

Doors open at 7.00 7,500 seats Offering 

Accommodation reserved for out-of-town friends, on request.